Thursday, July 20, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

John Grisham
John Grisham’s The Whistler (Hodder) has blown Martina Cole’s Betrayal (Headline) out of the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.
Philipp Bartscher
Crown Publishing Group's Philipp Bartscher is moving from New York to join Penguin Random House UK as strategy director in September.
Torbay bookshop
The Torbay Bookshop in Paignton is to close its doors for the last time in August after 23 years of trade.
Jodie Whittaker
BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK have struck a two-series deal with BBC Worldwide to continue their line of Doctor Who publishing.
Matt Hancock
The minister of state for digital and culture, Matt Hancock, has vowed to "do all I can to support" authors at the Society of Authors' summer party.
Jane Austen
The trade is celebrating all things Jane Austen this week, as the Bank of England's new Austen £10 note makes its debut in honour of the author's 200th anniversary. 

Goldsboro Books
Goldsboro Books has invested £25,000 in a new website, offering an expanded range designed to let online visitors feel “as if they are actually visiting our physical bookshop”.
Amazon Rapids
Reading app Amazon Rapids has extended its offering with Signature Stories, a feature which introduces stories from its TV shows.
Oliver Letwin
Biteback is to publish a new book by former Cabinet minister Oliver Letwin.
Piatkus has acquired "an uncensored conversation about sex and self" called F*cked from the creators of anti slut-shaming podcast "Guys We F*cked".
Fiona Cummins
Pan Macmillan has bought two more books from thriller writer Fiona Cummins, whose debut Rattle published in hardback earlier this year.

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